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Argentina's Problems Went Far Beyond the Absence of a Strict Currency Board: Comment on Schuler


  • Brad Setser


KURT SCHULER ARGUES MOST ECONOMISTS (MYSELF INCLUDED) failed to get the facts right. Schuler writes, “economists whose work in other areas I admire failed to do the research necessary for understanding Argentina’s situation accurately. As a result their analysis was faulty†(Schuler 2005, 235). This mischaracterization of Argentina’s economic situation led them to prescribe inappropriate policies, not the least recommending that Argentina end its tight link to the dollar.

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  • Brad Setser, 2006. "Argentina's Problems Went Far Beyond the Absence of a Strict Currency Board: Comment on Schuler," Econ Journal Watch, Econ Journal Watch, vol. 3(1), pages 95-104, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:ejw:journl:v:3:y:2006:i:1:p:95-104

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    1. Anna Gelpern, 2004. "Systemic Bank and Corporate Distress From Asia to Argentina: What Have We Learned?," International Finance, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 7(1), pages 151-168, March.
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